1 cup vermicelli (Angel hair pasta)
10g butter + 1 tbsp oil
4 cups Basmati rice
6 cups water
2 stock cubes
1 tbsp ghee + 1 tbsp vegetable oil
A cinnamon stick + 2 cloves+2 cardomom pods + 1 star anise
Heat butter + oil in a pan & fry pasta tillgolden brown.
Drain on a kitchen paper & set aside to cool.
Boil water with stock cubes & keep aside.
Heat oil & ghee in a pan.
Add spices (cinnamon +cloves+cardomom+anise) & fry.
Stir for a while & then add basmati rice.
When some rice grains change to light brown, add boiled water.
Bring to the boil, cover tightly and simmer until the rice is tender.
When the water is absorbed, reduce the heat.
When rice is 3/4 cooked, add fried vermicelli & remove from fire.
Close the lid tightly . Stir occassionaly with a wooden spatule.
Garnish with garam masala & coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Mutton Curry.